As the centerpiece of moCa’s 50th anniversary celebration suite of exhibitions the Museum will present a group of seminal works by famed Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei. This exhibition continues a dialogue with the artist whose first solo exhibition in a US museum was presented at moCa twenty years ago. From March 15—July 28, 2019, this presentation, which includes, sculpture, photography, installation, and performance offers a series of unique and powerful interactive experiences with art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland was founded in 1968 by three intrepid women—Marjorie Talalay, Nina Sundell, and Agnes Gund—and was originally called The New Gallery, which was then Cleveland’s first art gallery dedicated to global contemporary art.
In celebration of moCa’s 50th anniversary the Museum will presents a special collection of portraits by Cleveland based artist Abe Frajndlich (1946, Frankfurt, Germany). Frajndlich is internationally recognized for his work photographing artists, celebrities, and cultural icons over the span of his long career. moCa will present a series of intimate portraits of significant artists and figures from the Museum’s 50 year legacy.
As the inaugural recipient of Toby’s Prize—a biennial award made possible by Toby Devan Lewis, philanthropist and a founding board member of moCa Cleveland—Sondra Perry (1986, Perth Amboy, NJ) will have her first solo exhibition in a United States museum at moCa Cleveland in the spring of 2019.
In 2019 the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will mount an ambitious solo exhibition of new and existing work by internationally renowned artist Liu Wei (b. 1972, Beijing), the artist’s first solo US museum exhibition. With works by Liu Wei on view concurrently at both institutions, the exhibition represents a formal collaboration between moCa Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Different aspects of Liu Wei’s diverse practice will be shown at each venue.